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Prison and Treatment Alternatives - Prison is a punishment given to someone who has broken the law. Prison term is given to an individual who has broken the law from doing so again and to discourage other people by his example. It has been used as a punishment in many countries for many years. The amount of criminals has never decreased; it has only increased through the years. In United States between 1992 and 1995, a 43 percent rise in marijuana arrests and other crime were accompanied by a considerably high increase in crime (Schlosser 90-102)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Complementary/ Alternative Medicine (CAM) Education - There needs to be a closer look at attitudes and education of information on complementary/alternative medicine, also known as CAM. Earlier Americans to the new world came with their own traditions and practices of medicine and treatments that have been passed down from generation to generation. Since most families came to America with no money, they used a lot of natural remedies, and ancient traditions to treat their ailments, which cost little or nothing. This form of medicine and treatment has been forgotten, and more traditional practices have been pushed to the front of mainstream medical community, which is government regulated treatment and medicine....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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Laws That Effect Assessment - The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is the reformation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (Cortiella, 2005) This law attempts to make educators accountable for all the children they teach. Children are tested yearly in grades 3-8 to ensure they are making adequate progress and learning. (John Salvia, 2010, p. 27) There is also funding provided for children in grades 3-8 for reading interventions. (John Salvia, 2010, p. 27) Instructions must be evidence based, (Powerpoint, 2010) meaning that there are studies to back up a teaching or intervention method that works....   [tags: Education ]
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Mandatory Minimum Sentences Are Not Effective - Mandatory minimum prison sentences are punishments that are set through legislation for specific offenses. They have been used throughout history for different crimes. The four traditional goals of punishment are: deterrence, incapacitation (incarceration), retribution, and rehabilitation. With the state of our national economy, cutting prison and corrections costs would be a huge savings. On the surface, it may seem that mandatory minimum sentences would serve the traditional goals of punishment....   [tags: Mandatory Minimums,Costly and Ineffective]
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Risk Assessments Within The Criminal Justice System - Risk assessments are an essential component to the criminal justice system because without them jails and prisons could not perform their duties and would not be as efficient. Risk in principle is a fact, yet danger is an issue of perception, how much will society tolerate. People tolerate a lot of risks without noticing the dangers. Risk assessments let us know what is not easily noticed though they still have some blind spots where studies need to be done. The ways that community correction agencies use risk assessments, the elements that are risk assessed, and strengths and weaknesses of most risk assessments will be discussed....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Psychology and Burns - For the purpose of this essay I will be reflecting upon the experience of the presentation, which was based on a clinical problem. The focus of the presentation was to identify the complex psychological factors that affect the patient and the fact that we have a part time clinical psychologist who works at the burns centre and in her absence expert advice is not readily available. Britain is at the forefront of healthcare for people with disfigurement yet many disfigured people report that the health care system has failed to cater their psychosocial problems....   [tags: Health Care]
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ACL Reconstruction - Tom Brady is a professional football player who is currently the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots. Brady was the 2007 NFL Most Valuable Player and he has twice been named Super Bowl MVP. But, in the first game of the 2008 NFL season, Brady was injured when he was thrown down by Kansas City Chiefs defender Bernard Pollard. Brady buckled to the ground in apparent pain and was carted off the field by the athletic trainers. Brady was then examined by the doctors and an MRI was taken of his knee....   [tags: Medicine]
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The Death Penalty: A Discussion on Its Pros and Cons - The death penalty, a constant source of controversy and divided opinion, is the punishment of death given to criminals who commit severe crimes. As the severity of crimes that attract the death penalty is debatable, so is its correctness and effectiveness. The justice system is based upon punishment for crimes committed with emphasis on the punishment fitting the crime. Countries such as China and Singapore have used it to punish drug traffickers and therefore fuelled debate on how fitting the punishment is in such cases....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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Psychiatry - There are hundreds of different careers in the medical field ranging from neurosurgeons to nurse practitioners. Psychiatry deals specifically with the diagnosis and treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional ailments. The main purpose of a psychiatrist is to help people coop with issues and stress in their environment that make it difficult to lead a normal and healthy lifestyle. These issues may arise from abuse, addiction, mental disability, disease, or physical injury. It is the psychiatrist’s job to ensure the patient can maintain a healthy attitude and continue to provide for themselves....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Richard Scrushy and HealthSouth - Introduction HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers specializing in rehabilitation. HealthSouth was founded by Richard M. Scrushy in 1984 and went public in 1986. Scrushy served as its Chairman of the Board from 1994 to 2002. The company was incorporated in January 1984 as Amcare Inc. before its name was changed to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Corporation in May 1985. In January of 2003, Mr. Scrushy reassumed the position of CEO. HealthSouth grew rapidly during the 1980’s and 1990’s....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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The Gargoyle - ... The doctors inform the man that Marianne is receiving treatments for psychological problems, and that she is currently staying in the psych ward. Her visits become more frequent and although the man thinks she is crazy, he does find her amusing. She explains to him that she will convince him that they have known each other for years by telling him the intricate details of their past lives. Marianne begins to help with his rehabilitation and tells him their story while the man listens for discrepancies to prove her claim is false....   [tags: Love, Story Analysis] 1563 words
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Preserving Historic Resources - ... Depending on the degree of the complexity of historic resources these four strategies have worked well for different cities. Some of larger cities have go through the process of citywide preservation plans with summary reports local history, preservation tools and existing policies. The examples include Charleston, Los Angeles, Fort Worth and Salt Lake City. These plans act as the strategic in setting number of goals complimenting the survey and regulation aimed at better integrating the broader developmental framework activities....   [tags: Cities, United States] 1163 words
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Treatment for Charlie Sheen - ... In 1996 Charlie was arrested for assaulting his former girlfriend Brittany Ashland. Charlie received a suspended sentence and two years’ probation after pleading no contest. Charlie’s father, Martin Sheen, persuaded Charlie to enter rehab after a near fatal overdose. Sheen did not stay in the rehabilitation center and was pulled over by police for abuse of prescription narcotics. Sheen then went on to pursue a career in television on the sitcoms Spin City and Two and a Half Men(A&E Television, 2011)....   [tags: Therapy for Charlie Sheen] 1440 words
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Death Penalty for Youth Offenders - ... Some suggest the best possible answer is detterence. To discourage and prevent future crimes of homocide and violence. The death penalty establishes a fear in the offenders mind that might prevent him from committing the crime. But in reality murder crimes and violent crimes are more consistent with crimes of passion and sudden emotion. Many are not planned thought out crimes, therefore detterence through the death penalty has minimal detterence of violent crimes. The focus of our constitution in this issue is finding punishment through justice not retribution....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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Prison Overcrowding in California - ... In one case, an inmate was sentenced to life in prison trying to steal a pair of working gloves from Home Depot, and is serving a life sentence for it (Realignment AB 109, 2013). Another source of problem to prison overcrowding is the high recidivism rate. Without proper and sufficient funding to help inmates who were released out of prison to fit back into society, they find themselves back behind prison bars. Although California’s recidivism rate has decreased to at least 65%, California still has the highest recidivism rate in the nation (CDCR, 2013)....   [tags: proliferation, penal codes, effectiveness, budget]
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Quadriplegic Care: Inpatient Nursing Care vs. Homecare - ... He is able to move his head, rotate his neck, shrug his shoulders, flex his wrists and he has some biceps strength with a trace of triceps strength which helps him to partially raise his arms. With this type of mobility he does drive his own adapted van with hand controls. Tim was injured in a motor vehicle accident, at eighteen years old in 1986. He was the passenger in a Volkswagen Rabbit, the driver made a sharp turn around a curve and rolled the vehicle. Tim was projected out of the sun roof....   [tags: spinal cord injury, quadriplegia, tetraplegia]
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Juvenile Boot Camps Do Not Reduce Juvenile Delinquency - ... This was in part because of overzealous judges who sentenced myriads of youth to boot camps in place of other probationary measures (Ravenell, 2002). In addition to the failure to significantly cut costs, boot camps were receiving negative publicity over the extreme punishments that they often enforced against misbehaving youth (Ravenell, 2002). Camp operators insisted that, “Strict discipline, physical training, drill and ceremony, military bearing and courtesy, physical labor, and summary punishment for minor misconduct” (Ravenell, 2002, p....   [tags: Boot Camps Do Not Reduce Recidivism]
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Capital Punishment is Revenge, Not Justice - ... The most frequent error in this practice is not being able to find a vein that is accessible or large enough to support the needle and, because of the Healthcare Professional's Ethics Guidelines, neither doctors nor nurses are legally able to conduct or assist in the operation (Marceau). Instead, poorly trained technicians are the ones in charge of killing the man/woman strapped tightly to the table in front of them. Studies have shown that 90% of inmates "were capable of feeling pain, and may have actually been conscious when they were put to death" (Motluk)....   [tags: Anti Capital Punishment Essay]
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A Stroke’s Effect on Memory - ... This memory system deals with four different areas of memory functioning. The first area of metamemory is responsible for is fact-based information or “knowledge about memory functions and the viability of strategic behaviours for tasks requiring memory processes” (Aben et al., 2009, p. 743). The second area involves an individual’s ability to monitor their own memory consciously and the third area entails memory of emotions and emotional states (Aben et. al, 2009, p.743). The fourth area deals with “… memory self-efficacy (MSE), which is defined as one’s sense of mastery and capability to use memory effectively” (Aben et al., 2009, p....   [tags: health, memory functions]
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Vulnerable population - ... Europe recorded only 5 percent and Oceania 1 percent. Unlike in Caribbean and Central America where the rates of suicidal and homicidal has been on the increase, Asia, Europe and North America has recorded reducing rates in the recent past (Singer, 1981). In Africa, the high rates of homicide are contributed by organized crimes, easy availability of illegal firearms and drug trafficking. Frequent eruption of ethnical, religious and cultural war is to blame for the high rates of killings. It is evident that homicide cases are more in regions where there is a weak rule of law, unequal wealth distribution and poor human development (Kaukinen, 2002)....   [tags: social issues, suicide victims]
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Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - ... To do this the physiotherapist will have to deal with the five cardinal signs of inflammation these are rubor (redness), calor (heat), Tumor (swelling) and dolor (pain). It will be important to get John off his one elbow crutch and reduce his natalgic gait pattern as soon as is possible. As John's physiotherapist my goals would be to build up a good understanding of John's injury through further examination of the injury. It would be advised to get to know John and this will better aid me in in coming up with a accurate management program that will suit him....   [tags: management hamstring muscle injuries]
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crime and punishment - Critical thought #1 Compare and contrast the philosophies of punishment. In the philosophies of punishment, we have retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, isolation, incapacitation, reintegration, restitution, and restoration. I’ll define these philosophies of punishment. Retribution: It refers to revenge or retaliation for harm or wrong done to another individual. This was an unearthed written code dated back more than 3500 years that clearly spell out a retribution approach by the Archaeologists....   [tags: essays research papers] 587 words
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The Different Aims of Sentencing - The Different Aims of Sentencing There are a number of reasons why a society punishes offenders. These include, among others, to discourage the offender from committing further crimes (individual deterrence), to help the offender, so that he or she won’t offend again (rehabilitation), to prevent the offender from committing further crimes through imprisonment (incapacitation) and to show society’s disapproval of the crime (denunciation). Retribution is to punish on the premise that it is a payback for the offence (Retribution carries with it the notion of “Do the crime, do the time”) Reparation is aimed at compensating the victim of the crime usually by ordering the offender to pay order to make restitution....   [tags: Papers] 506 words
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The English Legal System - The English Legal System The English legal system is based on Common Law as opposed to Civil Law. Common Law is a system whereby Judges apply judgment derived from experience as well as knowledge of legal precedent; a system based on customs. Whereas Civil Law, which developed out of the Roman Law of Justinian’s Corpus Juris Civilis, is mainly based on written legislation, thus judgements are made on the provisions of codes and statutes; a system based on written doctrine....   [tags: Papers] 532 words
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Mental Illness and Environment - Introduction The number of people suffering from mental illness has been on the rise in the recent times. It is vital to acknowledge that there are differences as to the levels of mental illness in different individuals. However, research shows that more often than not, mental illness results from a specific relationship between an individual and the environment. The psychological stress comes about as an individual perceives the environment as exceeding the available resources, which in return, can endanger his or her well being....   [tags: Psychology] 928 words
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Imprisonment and Social Control - Imprisonment is one of the primary ways in which social control may be achieved; the Sage Dictionary of Criminology defines social control as a concept used to describe all the ways in which conformity may be achieved. Throughout time imprisonment and its ideas around social control have varied. Imprisonment has not always been used for punishment, nor has it always thought about the prisoners themselves. However when looking at imprisonment it is important to consider the new penology. Therefore, it needs to be clear what the new penology is....   [tags: Prison Justice]
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Traditional and Non-Traditional Methods of Sentencing - Prisons are designed to confine individuals convicted of committing crimes. These facilities are used to rehabilitate offenders while keeping them isolated from the community so they can do no more harm to law abiding citizens. The goal of jails and prisons are to simply keep offenders from committing more crimes while encouraging them to become productive members of society. Traditional forms of corrections consist of prison time, restitution, probation or parole. However, there are some non-traditional methods as well such as alternative sentencing....   [tags: Crime] 878 words
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Employment For Former Prisoners - Former prisoners face larger barriers because US current policies are preventing or decreasing their chance of obtaining certain jobs that will dominate the market in the next twenty years. “According to the U.S. Department of Justice, nearly every person in jail, and 95 percent of state prison inmates, will someday be released; however, about 68% may return to prison” (goodwill). Former incarcerated individuals are often ineligible to obtain any financial assistance that will allow them to enroll in post-secondary institutions, which is required by many high demand industries....   [tags: Transitional Jobs] 2564 words
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Internet Accessibility - Two of the most important inventions in the last 50 years include the Internet and the World Wide Web. Over 1.96 billion people currently use the Internet around the world. Current statistics on world Internet usage and population from the Internet World Stats Web site. However, many of those people are unable to access the information on the Internet fully. Using the United States as an example, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005 “among the population 15 years and older, 7.8 million people (3.4 percent) had difficulty seeing words or letters in ordinary newspaper print, and 1.8 million of these people reported being unable to see,” (3)....   [tags: The Internet]
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Juvenile Offenders Should be Tried as Adults - During the 1970s and 1980s the system of juvenile justice had been changed drastically across the United States: a substantial share of the crimes committed by juvenile moved to the jurisdiction of the criminal courts. It happened due to the significant rise of the juvenile crime rates (Fagan, 2008). David O. Brink (2004), a philosophy professor, argues that this transformation was also a part of a more general trend “to get tough” with criminals, due to the increasing number of violent crimes. There are several main supportive arguments to be presented here....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Department of Human Services in The State of Tennessee - The Department of Human Service (DHS) is a national or sub national umbrella agency that was set into place to provide public assistance in different cities and regions across America (U.S. Department of Human Services, [DHS], 2011). According to Dr. Raquel Hatter, Commissioner of Tennessee, the DHS Mission Statement is; “To improve the well-being of Tennesseans who are economically disadvantaged, vulnerable or living with disabilities through a network of financial, employment, protective and rehabilitative services” (DHS, 2011)....   [tags: Social Work]
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Prison Overcrowding - In the 1970s and 1980s, a massive amount of inmates began fillin up the United States prison systems. This huge rate of growth in this short amount of time, has greatly contributed to the prison overcrowding that the United States faces today. In fact, the prisons are still filled to the seams. This enormous flood of inmates has made it practically impossible for prison officials to keep up with their facilities and supervise their inmates. One of the main reasons why many prisons have become overcrowded is because of states’ harsh criminal laws and parole practices (Cohen)....   [tags: Overcrowded Prisons Essays]
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Criminology - Criminology Assignment This essay will analyse a contemporary Policy document policing in the 21st century: Reconnecting police and the people. It is a document presented by the secretary of state for the Home Department by Command for Her Majesty in July 2010. It will look at how some philosophies of punishment and models of criminal justice are convincing in explaining the methods and tactics used to formulate criminal justice policies as evidence in Policing in the 21st Century: Reconnecting police and the people....   [tags: Legal Issues, Politics, Bureaucratic Models] 2530 words
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The Need for Prisons in Britain - The Need for Prisons in Britain The prison population in England and Wales currently stands at 71,800. According to the Home Office estimate this figure is projected to rise to 83,500 by 2008. Similarly in Scotland, which has a separate legal system and its own private service, there are similar pressures. Prisons can be successful in their four aims: retribution, protection, deterrence and rehabilitation. Reconviction rates are at a substantial low, but is that enough. Whilst compared with the problems facing prisons aquestion arises, 'is it really prisons Britain needs?' There are several other approaches to punishing, deterring and rehabilitating offenders whilst also protecting the public....   [tags: Papers] 2033 words
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Prison Growth In American From 1970-2008 - Why has there been a massive growth of the prison industry in America since the 1970's. Since the 1970's there has been a steady increase in the prison population where statistics now show from the BJS that more than one in every 100 adults are now imprisoned. Statistics from the "PEW" state that one in 30 men between the ages of 20-34 are behind bars; however just because there is an increase in the numbers it does not mean it's due to an increase in crime. To further emphasize just how significant the growth is, the population in 1970 was around 300,000 but now the population in 2008 is over 2.3 million (BJS 2006)....   [tags: Prison Prisoners Jail]
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Brainstem Injuries and the Neuropsychologist - Brainstem Injuries and the Neuropsychologist The Neuropsychologist plays an essential function in assessment and rehabilitation after an injury to the head. Neuropsychologists essentially bear responsibility for testing and tracking the patients thinking ability. Below are key functions provided by clinical neuropsychologists: - Carrying out detailed assessments of cognition, emotion, behavior, and social competence; - Devising and implementing training programs; - Liaising with educational agencies/ employers to advise on the resumption of educational/ vocational life; - Advising on the management cognitive deficits/ disabilities; - Advising and providing long term care; - Providing psychotherapeutic input to address the emotional impact of injury and disabilities; - Facilitating personal, family, and social adjustment (Halligan 2003)....   [tags: Neuropsychology Medical Essays]
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Inclusion in the Classroom - Inclusion in the Classroom Inclusion is one of the very controversial topics concerning the education of students in today's society. It is the effort to put children with disabilities into the general education classes. The main purpose is to ensure that every child receives the best education possible by placing them in the best learning environment possible. Inclusion is a very beneficial idea, supported by law that promotes a well-rounded education while also teaching acceptance of others....   [tags: Inclusion Classroom Education Learning Essays]
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Analysis of the Canadian Human Rights Act - Analysis of the Canadian Human Rights Act The Canadian Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and perceived disability. Disability includes those with a previous or existing dependence on alcohol or a drug. Perceived disability may include an employer’s perception that a person’s use of alcohol or drugs makes him or her unfit to work. Because they cannot be established as bona fide occupational requirements, the following types of testing are not acceptable: • Pre-employment drug testing • Pre-employment alcohol testing • Random drug testing • Random alcohol testing of employees in non-safety-sensitive positions....   [tags: Human Rights Canada Alcohol Trade Essays] 5048 words
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Athletic Training - Athletic Training Definition of an Athletic Trainer An Athletic trainer can work for high schools, colleges, universities, and also for professional sports teams. Athletic Trainers prevent, examine, and treat injuries of athletes. Before and after games and practices they also treat minor injuries such as wrapping bandages around sprang ankles or wrists or spray an antiseptic on an knee that has an abrasion. Trainers do not work alone, they work with the team coaches, physicians, and the equipment manager....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Death Penalty - When New York State’s governor George Pataki took office in 1995, crime dropped in total of 45%, and the murder rate dropped by 1/3. As of September 1st 1995, the death penalty was reinstated in the state of New York, assuring safer communities and fewer victims, and an over all drop in crime rate. People have used a number of arguments to support their views regarding the death penalty. Among the arguments used include deterrence, incapacitation, religious viewpoint, rehabilitation and cost. Yet it is suggested that the true judgement of a persons position on capital punishment is determined by emotional and moral beliefs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Prison System - Missing Works Cited Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Prison System The failure of imprisonment has been one of the most noticeable features of the current crisis in criminal justice systems. At best, prisons are able to provide a form of crude retribution to those unfortunate to be apprehended. At worst, prisons are brutalizing, cannot be shown to rehabilitate or deter offenders, and are detrimental to the re-entry of offenders into society. If anything, they do little else than confine most prisoners, and as a result lead to the imposition of certain undesirable learning habits and labels....   [tags: Prison Jail Correctional Facility Crime] 1803 words
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Sports Medicine Shoulder Injuries - Sports Medicine Shoulder Injuries Shoulder injuries are a very common injury that occurs in most sports. All injuries and the rehabilitation done to the injured shoulder are based on the anatomy and structures of the shoulder. Doctors have developed different tests for evaluating the degree and seriousness of injured shoulders. Some have also developed different phases a person must go through to properly rehabilitate the shoulder. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint which allows it a flexion and extension motion....   [tags: Papers] 876 words
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Should the Death Penalty Apply to Juvenile Criminals? - Day after day in this country there is a debate going on about the death penalty and whether we as people have the right to decide the fate of another persons life. When we examine this issue we usually consider those we are arguing about to be older men and women who are more than likely hardened criminals with rap sheets longer than the height we stand (Farley & Willwerth, 1998). They have made a career of crime, committing it rather than studying it, and somewhere along the line a jury of their peers decided enough was enough....   [tags: Juvenile Delinquency]
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Exploring Whether Convicted Child Molesters Deserve the Right to be Anonymously Released Back Into the Public - Exploring Whether Convicted Child Molesters Deserve the Right to be Anonymously Released Back Into the Public Wouldn’t one think it necessary to warn a community that someone who has sexually abused an innocent is living in their midst. And more importantly that this sexual predator was in no way forced to undergo any form of treatment during their prison sentence. The public cannot be blamed for reacting when someone, who has deprived a child of their innocence or moreover their life, is then released into a community several years later where he or she is exposed to children on a regular basis....   [tags: Papers] 724 words
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Noncustodial Sentences - Advantages and Disadvantages of Noncustodial Sentences Non-Custodial Sentences A non custodial order is a sentence given to an offender who has committed a less serious crime. The offender is given community orders rather than imprisonment. If the offender breaks any of the below orders then they will be re-sentenced and this is likely to result in them being given a heavier order or even a prison sentence. The types of non custodial orders available are; * Community rehabilitation order (previously called 'probation order' and unhelpfully changed to this inferior new name) * Community punishment order (previously called 'community service order' - ambiguous but at least not absurd) * Community Punishment and Rehabilitation Order (previously the obtuse but at least not farcical 'combination order') * Curfew order * Attendance centre order * Supervision order Community Rehabilitation Order This order involves being supervised by a probation officer....   [tags: Papers] 2293 words
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capital punishment - What is the most effective way of punishment. Human life is very important it doesn’t mater what sex you are or what you have done. If something can be fixed then that’s what you should always try to do first. Capital punishment should not be used in today’s society. If a person is found guilty and then later on new evidence is uncovered you can’t bring that person back to life. Imprisonment should be a last resort; there are other sentencing alternatives, which can work, in the best interest of the offender and society....   [tags: essays research papers] 485 words
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Louis Mansor's Rights of Execution - Capital Punishment: For With out the death penalty families of murder victims would be delt a double blow. Many families feel that the only justice they could posiblly recive is having the murder put on death row. In the book "Rights of execcution" by louis Mansor there was a case where a girl had both her parents brudally murdered, the book reads "She cries every day, she doesn't sleep through a single night and she thinks apart of her died too. She doesn't find much joy on anything." Don't you think is a moral obligation to her, and her family, and it would also bring justice to society to put the criminal on Death Row....   [tags: essays research papers] 422 words
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ACL Injury - Sports Medicine ACL Injury The Anterior Cruciate Ligament is one of two central ligaments that support the knee. ACL injuries occur most frequently in planting and cutting sports such as soccer and basketball. ACL injuries are thought to occur more often in women then in men due to the anatomical differences between them. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament also know as the ACL is located behind the patella (kneecap). It connects the femur and tibia. The ACL acts as a seat belt in the knee, it keeps the tibia from slipping as a result of jerky movements....   [tags: Sports Medicine] 308 words
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High School vs College for a Disabled Student - If you are a disabled high school graduate you may be confused by the changes with which you are faced and unsure what to expect as you prepare for college. Realistically, the transition from high school to college requires a period of adjustment for all students since the academic demands are different in the two environments. However, the transition for students with disabilities requires special preparation in order to progress smoothly. During the high school years, much of the responsibility for accommodating your disability fell to school personnel, and your parents served as your primary advocates....   [tags: Compare High School and College] 350 words
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Juvenile Delinquency - Main Post: Juvenile delinquency is a problem that affects society as a whole. Understanding Juvenile delinquency is important because it is part of trying to figure out how people in American society should react to it; specifically, in terms of law enforcement officers, their agencies, and State legislators. When deviant behavior becomes "continuous, chronic and widespread it gets perceived as a significant part of the population as threatening to the general well-being of society" (Thompson and Bynum, 2010, p....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Role of the Prosecutor - In the American Criminal Justice System, there are four key attributes in the role of the prosecutor. There are discretion, resource dependence, sequential tasks, and filtering. The prosecutors are lawyers that are accountable for presenting criminal cases in trial. The United States Attorneys are pointed by state or government, and represent the federal government in courts. They prosecute all adults who commit felonies and juveniles who commit delinquent crimes. Conjointly, the prosecutors have further responsibilities, such as legal adviser of the country commissioners, the Board of Elections, and written admonition of the prosecutors....   [tags: Justice System ]
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